Apr 25, 2017
2017 is becoming the year of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Boosted by early adoption from carriers such as AT&T, communications service providers (CSPs) are beginning to ramp investments in the NFV and SDN ecosystems to the tune of $158 billion by 2021, according to research firm Technology Business Research. The move to a more virtualized, cloud-based network architecture is seen by some as the first layer of the Digital Transformation, where a more open, flexible architecture includes tools such as data analytics and automation.
Boosted by early adoption from carriers such as AT&T, Telefónica and China Mobile, communications service providers (CSPs) are beginning to ramp up their investments in NFV/SDN initiatives. The market has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but now seems to be moving more consistently. For example, in February, AT&T announced its plans to virtualize 55% of its network to software by the end of the year, with 34% already converted to SDN by the end of 2016. The 2020 goal: 75%.
Apr 04, 2017
It has been 25 years since Bruce Springsteen bemoaned the fact that although he had both cable and satellite television services, he also had “57 channels and nothin’ on.” For decades, communications service providers of all types – wireless operators, wireline operators, cable MSOs and others – have been telling consumer and business customers that more is better: more channels, more minutes, more data. But the push for more recently has been a “more” of a different sort: more personalized.
Jan 04, 2017
As the “internet of things” market continues to gain pace, there are still significant challenges to be overcome for service providers as they look to solidify their position in the IoT ecosystem. IoT connectivity in and of itself is becoming a commodity, so service providers that want a piece of the pie will need to look beyond simply providing the pipe and instead begin looking into the applications and services their customers are demanding, both on the business front and on the consumer side.
Sep 21, 2016
As the fall semester begins, that can only mean one thing for college students: their school’s Career Fair is right around the corner. College Career Fairs, also referred to as Job Fairs or Career Expo’s, are students’ first glimpse at companies, giving them a chance to interact with potential employers and learn about the opportunities available to them.